So, to start off this Author's Note, I first owe all of you amazing, lovely, fantastic readers a giant, humongous, super duper intense apology that will never, ever be good enough. It's been so very very VERY long since I've updated and I'm so so so so so so SO... sorry about that :/ I've got a lot going on and I have a summer job that takes up almost all of my time, and lately writer's block has been my very best friend :P I know - these are just a bunch of excuses that you probably don't want to hear, but I just want you to know how insanely sorry I am for not writing for so long. Life gets in the way and some things have to get pushed to the back burner, and I'm very sorry that my writing has been one of those things ):

Now for ANOTHER apology... (I'm full of those lately :/ *sighs*) So, this update is very very short but I felt so bad about not updating for so long and I found some spare time, so I had to give you guys SOMETHING. And this? Well, this is definitely something...It may not be a very good something, but it's an update that really explores the boys' newly building relationship. You'll probably have to read the first chapter again since it's been entirely too long since I've written just to refresh your memory.

And lastly, before the update (even though I'm pretty sure this Author Note is like half the size of my update :/ *sighs again*), a giant, wonderful, incredibly grateful thank you to my reviewers of my last chapter posted once upon a time: Kendalls Logiebear, KoganBromance01, Rhett9, Pugluver64, xCarganxKoganx, arc852, Lovin'It PJO HoO BTR, sylarbadass, btrlover21, DoctorWhoFan9, nigelbtrlover24, ForNowUnamed, and Romaeus. I absolutely adore you guys.

And finally, though I do not own BTR, here is the update that is very long overdue. Enjoy my dears!

"Kindle, do you want to go play on the monkey bars with me, Jamie, and Carlos?" Logan asked his new friend nervously after James introduced them all to him. Even if Logan already knew who Kendall was before. But Kendall didn't need to know that. And neither did James or Carlos.

The shy little blond shifted his pretty green eyes from his worn-out old Vans to his pretty, chocolate-eyed new friend before nodding hesitantly yet eagerly at three sets of dancing brown eyes, varying only in shade. Kendall was still shocked that these three pretty boys were talking to him. Of course he'd noticed them before…how could he not? He would never admit it to anyone, but he'd always dreamed of being their friend.

But now, his dream was coming true, and for the first time in his rather sad 7 years, Kendall was smiling. Genuinely. Not that fake kind that his face had grown so used to – the real kind. The kind that Kendall was seriously beginning to doubt the existence of.

"Sure Logie," Kendall replied, but not without a blush at this nickname he'd instinctively given to this lovely boy he had just formally met. He could have sworn he saw the pale brunette genius blush. But he was most likely seeing things.

And Logan? Well, Logan just couldn't believe he was blushing right now under the intense emerald gaze and slightly flushed, angelicly innocent face.

Especially at a nickname he'd always hated his mother using. But it felt different when Kendall used it. Almost…right.

"Well, let's go guys! Stop just staring at each other! I wanna climb the monkey bars!" Carlos shouted, crossing his little arms and stamping his foot for emphasis. Not necessarily angrily, but not necessarily enthusiastically either. Only the cute little Latino of the group understood why he was so upset about Logan and Kendall's staring contest. He was upset because he thought Kendall should be staring at him with those fascinating eyes instead. He didn't know why, but he really wished he was. Or he wished that Logan was looking at him the way he was currently looking at Kendall with those slightly-creamed coffee eyes.

And James? Well, James just got tired of the little love triangle forming in front of him. Yes, he knew what a love triangle was. It happened all the time his mommy's soap operas. Though he would swear to his dying day that he had never watched them with his mommy. Especially not on their old blue sofa while eating freshly baked cookies. So what did fearless James do to break it up?

He grabbed Kendall's little hand and pulled him to the monkey bars.

Partly because there was something about the feel of the lovely blond boy's hand in his.

And partly because he didn't like the way Carlos and Logan were looking into those shiny green eyes.

He wanted to look into those eyes. And he wanted Carlos and Logan to look at him that way.

Kendall was blushing again. These boys seemed to make him do that a lot.

It's a good thing daddy can't see this… he thought as James pulled him to the monkey bars.

But Kendall let himself forget about his scary daddy and focus on the pretty, tall, brunette boy with catlike eyes holding his hand. It felt nice. Tender and gentle almost. And that wasn't something Kendall was used to.

When the quartet reached the monkey bars, Carlos, always the daredevil, decided to show off. He was trying to balance on the top bar – like he'd seen those people in circuses do in their tight, sparkly little outfits with that giant pole. But Carlos always thought the pole was unnecessary. So naturally, he thought he could balance on this bar without it.

Unfortunately, the adorable little 9-year-old had always been notoriously clumsy. If only his little Converse-clad left foot hadn't slipped.

Carlos was just lucky that his James was quick on his long, hockey-trained legs. If it weren't for his tan best friend's arms quickly enveloping him and breaking his fall, Carlos would have gotten some serious boo-boos. And then Loganator would have lectured him, telling him he should be more careful…and probably scold him for not wearing his helmet that day.

And for a split second, Carlos almost wished he would've hit the ground. Most people found his genius friend's lectures incredibly boring. But Carlos wasn't most people. And he loved them. It showed him that the pale brunette boy cared. And he liked that Logan cared about him.

But that was only for a split second. Because Carlos loved the feel of his fearless best friend's arms around him just as much as he loved Logan's lectures.

And he also loved the way that Kendall had one of his perfect little hands protectively on his usually helmet-clad head, repeatedly asking over and over if he'd hit his head, if he was alright, if he needed anything.

Carlos loved that his friends cared so much about him. And he cared just as much for them.

And Kendall? Well, Kendall just loved having someone to care about other than himself.

Alright so there you have the terribly short (and in some possible opinions, terrible all around) update. I just hope you guys enjoyed it at least a little and I'd love to hear your feedback! Also, I'm still very excited to see if anyone knows what pairing this will be, so if you have any ideas, feel free to guess. I may (or may not) tell you how close you are ;) Stick with me guys - I'm pulling through and trying to get more of my writing out there for you guys. If you can handle my erratic updating, I love you guys, and if you can't, well, I still love you (: Thanks everyone!